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D.C. Courts Warn of Telephone Scam

March 27, 2017

D.C. Court of AppealsD.C. Superior Court

The D.C. Courts want to warn members of the public not to be taken in by a telephone scam in which they get a voicemail asking them to call a 1-844 telephone number about money they owe on an outstanding court matter, and to push 5 to make payment and resolve the matter. 

What differentiates these calls from other scams is that the caller ID system has been manipulated and shows a D.C. Court-issued telephone number on the caller ID display. Please be advised that the District of Columbia Courts never solicits payments through telephone. All official court correspondence is processed through the U.S. Postal Service. The public is advised not to respond to these telephone calls.